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Mar 17, 2011 12:30am PDT
continues, with more efforts to cool down the reactors. what they are doing is using chinook helicopters to drop sea water. they have been addressing the media, just about one hour ago. here is what was said. >> the two leaders talked to each other on the phone, from 10:22 a.m. to 10:52 a.m. president barack obama expressed symphony -- sympathy, and he also offered support, including support related to nuclear power plants and also mid-term and long-term rehabilitation initiatives. prime minister kan expressed gratitude to president obama for his support. the self-defense forces and police, all of those who are concerned are doing their best, and the prime minister can explain this to president obama. the people in charge of disaster relief and operations are doing their best, and also, the two leaders agreed to cooperate on the nuclear power plant issues. >> mr. edano has really been the face of this crisis, addressing the media every day, and here is what he had to say about the latest thames -- the latest attempts to drop the sea water to cool them. >> to drop water from the air, and
WHUT
Mar 29, 2011 7:00am EDT
and france and the u.s. want gaddafi to go and face trial for war crimes and for libyans to work towards choosing a new and more open system of government. libyan television shows casualty victims injured in plane strikes. but it cannot be clairefied. >> the last official figure that we've. the rebels in their vehicles return. they are -- they have now returned. the rebels on one set -- side of ben jawad and they are using a large amount of rockets, firing them into and over the town of the gaddafi forces, and the gaddafi forces are replying with ar tilly. >> all right, nick. thank you for that update. >> let's speak to our world affairs correspondent in the capital now. as you know we've got this london conference about to get under way this afternoon. what, if any, has been the reaction to the conference in tripoli? >> well, colonel gaddafi has sent out a letter, strangely unreported here, to the american congress and european parolments and various other people appealing to them to stop what he calls the crusader aggression. the letter says civilians here have been killed by the crusa
WHUT
Mar 2, 2011 7:00am EST
. this is the day fighting between those members and brigades. >> welcome to "gmt." you join us in the midst of what has been billed as the 34 years since the foundation of the people's committee in libya. muammar gaddafi delivering a defiant message both to his people and the international community. the libyan people, he says, is free to exercise power whichever way it deems. any interference is not acceptable. we will carry on listening to his address. >> to 200 -- and now i am hearing news about 2000. half of these fatalities from the army and policemen because their positions were attacked. there should be a commission of inquiry to find out what happened and to identify the fatalities, where they came from. they attacked the brigade, they attacked the police station. and people were gunned down outside the station. they killed soldiers inside barracks. when the fighting started, orders were issued to stop the fighting. we asked the soldiers to go back home. and i would like people -- i would like to arm the people. people heeded my advice. received arms. armed themselves. and then they starte
PBS
Mar 22, 2011 6:00pm PDT
are living through glorious hours. all of the people are with us. i say to you i am not afraid. not afraid of the planes that caused such destruction. i am defiant. my home is here. i am here. i am here. >> even as he was speaking the words, on american tv came the suggestion that perhaps the gadhafi regime is exploring options internationalally. >> i am not aware he personally has reached out but i do know that people allegedly on his behalf have been reaching out. this is a very dynamic situation. >> so far u.s. forces have taken a prominent role in the u.n. authorized operation. barack obama made it clear that soon increasingly fewer american planes will be involved. >> i would expect that over the next several days we will have clarity and a meeting of the minds with all those participating in the process. we are already seeing a significant reduction in the number of u.s. planes involved in operations over libya. >> and this is the result of those operations, a workshop on a military base where an officer told the bbc overnight bombing caused some destruction but nobody died. elsewher
WHUT
Mar 22, 2011 7:00am EDT
." >> this is a bbc news parent -- this is bbc news. a u.s. fighter jet comes down a libyan field. the pilot ejected safely in the hands of the rebels. mechanical failure is being blamed. if there was the third night of air strikes over libya at targeting khadafy's air defenses. the regime claims civilians have been killed. meanwhile, u.n. humanitarian officials, rebel leaders in the east, where there is concern over food supplies. >> i am david eades in london. also coming up -- in japan, more than 9000 people are now known to have died in the earthquake and tsunami. almost 13,000 are missing. emergency crews in japan's fukushima nuclear power plants battle to restore the cooling system after an eruption of caused by rising radiation levels. hello. american officials have confirmed that a u.s. warplane has crash landed in libya. they gave very few details but they say one crewman has been rescued and another was being rescue -- and in the last hour we got on conformed -- unconfirmed reports that 40 people being killed in misrata. let's go to southern italy. >> welcome to the airbase in southern ita
NBC
Mar 14, 2011 6:00am EDT
morning. i am mindy basara. >> and i am stan stovall. thank you for joining us this morning. >> tony pann has a check on the forecast. >> it was a nice weekend. we'll kind of continued that trend. some cloud cover. we do not expect any precipitation. 32 at the airport. today, a mix of sun and clouds. high temperature will be either side of 50 degrees. a few degrees cooler than was over the weekend. we will check the seven-day forecast coming up in just a few minutes. we have some rain to talk about. first we say good morning to sarah. >> a few accidents to add to the list. a bit busier. on eastbound 100, there is an accident being worked on near 295. out on on the j.f.x., and looks like that one is gone. one coming in at perring parkway. allegheny avenue and baltimore avenue, some water main break going on. 222 shut down. kind of a busy start. we will keep you posted on any new problems. this is it live view of traffic in terms of traffic on the west side. out of the traffic building just a bit. this is. near the curtis creek drawbridge. so far so good on the east side of the beltway. no
PBS
Feb 28, 2011 6:00pm PST
to step down. but in an exclusive interview, libyan's colonel gaddafi came out fighting. the u.s. ambassador to the u.n. said that he was delusional. >> it was colonel gaddafi's first interview since this crisis started. he agreed to see bbc news and the sunday times. he said that the u.n.sanction resolutions against libyan were illegitima illegitimate. and asked if he would leave the country. [laughter] as if anyone would leave their home land, he said. >> mr. gaddafi, you have been known as the leader, and for years. and plenty of people in this country would say that the biggest obstacle of change for them and libya is you. >> he said that his presence actually instigated change for the people. >> in recent years you have had important western leaders like tony blair coming here. and now there are western leers leaders saying you should go. >> of course it's betrayal, they have no morals, besides if they want me to step down, what do i step down from? i am not a monarch or king. >> but you can step down even if you don't have a formal title. >> it's honor, he said, nothing to
CSPAN
Mar 20, 2011 7:00am EDT
is in recess. we are going to focus on the story from libya. and your calls and reaction as u.s. and allies strike those targets. 202-737-0002, our line for democrats. 202-737-0001 for republicans. for independence, the number to call is 202-628-0205. here are some of the headlines from domestic newspapers beginning with "new york post." "take that gaddafi." "strike one." an air assault, no ground troops, but tomahawk missiles continue to strike those targets. some other headlines beginning with the chicago tribune. u.s. allies are attacking libya. most of it right along the coast. you can see along the mediterranean sea. l.a. times -- attacks on libya. you can see from the u.s. and navy destroyers. operation "odyssey dawn" was the name of the operation. from the "richmond times- dispatch", the u.s. striking libyan forces. and from the "miami herald", libya under fire. you can join the conversation online at twitter.com/cspanwj. caller: good morning. i would like to know what the heck is going on. here we are and another freakin' war. congress is on vacation. who is minding the store? i'm a
FOX News
Mar 18, 2011 9:00am EDT
of fighting government rebels after the u.n.-approved use of force in a no-fly zone in an effort to protect civilians on the ground from moammar qaddafi's forces. qaddafi warned hell would await anyone that attacked his country. >> we'll answer them. our response will make their lives hell as well as they are making our lives well. they will never enjoy peace because this is injustice. martha: i'm martha mccallum. rick: i'm rick folbaum. >> this resolution should send a strong message to colonel qaddafi and his regime that the violence must stop, the killing must stop and the people of libya mist be protected and have the opportunity to express themselves freely. qaddafi has lost his legitimacy. there is no justification for his leadership now that he perpetrated violence against his own people. rick: this is video of an air strike against a rebel camp near benghazi. martha: david, what specifically does this resolution authorize? report it imposes a no supply zone over libya. it says all libyan flights. but if you look at the language of this resolution it's much broader. it says all neces
PBS
Mar 23, 2011 12:30am PDT
of the people are with us. we will have a revolution against imperialism. i am not afraid of the planes that cause destruction. i am defined. my home is here. i am here, i am here, i am here. >> even as he was speaking these words, on american television came the suggestion that perhaps the regime is trying to explore its options internationally. >> i am not aware that he personally has reached out, but i do know that people allegedly on his behalf have been reaching out. so that is why i say this is a very dynamic situation. >> so far, u.s. forces have taken a prominent role in un authorized operation. after our phone conversation with david cameron and nicolas sarkozy, barack obama made clear that soon increasingly fewer american planes will be involved appeared >> i would expect that over the next several days, we will have clarity and a meeting of the minds of all those participating in the process. we are seeing a significant reduction in the number of u.s. planes involved in operations over libya appeared >> this is the result. a workshop on the military base in tripoli. overnight
WHUT
Mar 3, 2011 7:00am EST
. the government seems to have tripoli relatively tied up. you can travel around town and they are busing us around town. there are organized demonstrations in support of gaddafi. it's hard to get people openly able to speak to us. they really seem to have tripoli under control. you can go 20 kilometers down the road and find people who are against gaddafi. >> thank you very much. that is our reporter in tripoli, paul. let's discuss the concept of what the international community can do to try to force colonel gaddafi out of power. that is what president obama, prime minister david cameron in the u.k., and others have said they want to do. how did they make that happen? the idea of a no-fly zone has been discussed, of course. let's talk a little bit about that with michael from the washington institute in the united states. thank you for joining us. what's the view of a no-fly zone from where you are in washington? >> i would say the view is split in washington. the government has been cautious on the idea. it looks like the -- it looks like the obama administration is not moving forward asking for
CSPAN
Mar 23, 2011 7:00am EDT
new american security. we will talk with the u.s. import export bank on president obama's trip to latin america and what it means for u.s. trade. after that, we will discuss the implementation of the health care law. ♪ host: as president obama cut his latin america trip short, and returns to washington, the washington post reports that key nato allies have tentatively agreed to take the lead role. but none have officially signed on. other news out of the middle east -- the yemen president pledging to step down when your early has not satisfied opponents. help from saudi arabia is likely to be rejected. we will keep you updated throughout today's "washington journal." the nation's health-care law turned 1 years old today. we have a separate line set aside for health care .ractitioner i the new health care law -- it says, a loose federation of left-leaning groups have gathered to peddle the virtues of health care reform. it is like we have to world. the article says that in other words, the future is very uncertain right now. i would not give more than a 50- 50 chance that all
PBS
Mar 31, 2011 12:30am PDT
details to emerge. we have not seen the word defection use by the foreign office but there is no doubt that this is a senior figure turning his back on it gaddafi. >> the bbc's world affairs editor is in tripoli. he says that colonel gaddafi is going to be too concerned by the resignation. >> this will have an impact but we have to remember that gaddafi has lost plenty of ministers before. his interior minister is now a senior figure in benghazi. there have been others as well. my guess is that they will stop this off. whether moussa koussa will be such a gain to the rebels and their representatives in london is uncertain. we must remember that some people have been in accusing him of involvement with the lockerbie bombing, for instance. he was the head of intelligence for colonel gaddafi. that is not a neutral post. nevertheless, it means that they're going to be people are around colonel gaddafi that will be thinking now about their future is very carefully. but at the same time, this is really a one horse government. it is all about colonel gaddafi and those people who are loyal to
WETA
Mar 16, 2011 6:00pm EDT
the situation is under control. the army used helicopters to try to drop cooling water from above. but the winds and radiation levels forced it to be abandoned. he appeared on television to try to reassure his people. people are not reassured. we found families dashing to board trains south. what are you most worried about? >> i am most worried about the nuclear plants because i have small children. i want to stay far away from tokyo. >> many people live and work in tokyo come from other parts of japan. families are leaving tokyo for other parts of japan because of the fear of radiation. leaving is not an option for many. there are not enough places to go. if there is a major leak of radiation there does not seem to be a plan either. the family has not been told about it. they are watching developments further north with consternation. they have a baby and don't trust what the government is telling them. >> the government says we are safe but i don't think so. i don't trust them. >> one that? >> because [unintelligible] >> what is this? this is new? >> instead they are making their own plans. a
WHUT
Mar 7, 2011 7:00am EST
of companies. what can we do for you? >> and now, "bbc world news." >> troops loyal to gaddafi use heavy push -- forced to stop the rebel push across the west. the town recaptured by government troops. mr. gaddafi that a son of warns of chaos if his father fails. >> you will see its increase. you'll see millions of illegal immigrants. the terror will be next to your door. >> welcome to "gmt." a world of news and opinion. also in the program -- former french president jacques chirac goes on trial on charges he misused public funds while he was the mayor of paris. and pro-democracy activists in egypt target the institutions synonymous with repression under hosni mubarak. hello, and welcome. it is midday in london, 6:00 p.m. in delhi and washington they are waking up to news that forces loyal to colonel gaddafi pounded on opposition fighters to halt the advance toward tripoli. opposition forces have been driven out of the town of bin jawad. gaddafi has begun using heavy air and artillery. our world affairs expert and cameraman duncan stone went to bin jawad. here is their report. >> at dawn, it
FOX
Mar 16, 2011 7:00am EDT
for radiation exposure. japan is using helicopters to dump water on the reactors and scientists are helping to prevent a meltdown. >> we are first and foremost focusing helping any way we can to help the japanese government and the power company contain -- cool down the reactors and contain it and stop the leaking. >> reporter: u.s. helicopters are still flying in relief supplies. on the ground the search continues for survivors as the death toll quickly climbs. the good news for japan, the stock market there rebounded after two dismal days. u.s. markets may follow the trend today but with both a nuclear crisis and a humanitarian disaster, japan will face years of recovery. >> reporter: damages from the earthquake and tsunami are estimated between 150 and $200 billion without a possible nuclear meltdown. >> sherry, thank you very much. >>> let's get more information on the nuclear problems in japan. >> joining us now by phone, neal cheehan from the u.s. nuclear regulatory commission. good morning to you. >> good morning to you. >> we are looking at new assessments of this explosion and the
CNN
Mar 26, 2011 4:00am EDT
. a great interview. that's all for us tonight. >>> good evening, i'm eliot spitzer. welcome to the program, our regular, will cain is, here. what have you got tonight? >> the protests across the middle east is spread into syria. with the long and violent history of dealing with protesters, we'll talk about what to expect in the coming weeks. >> it is going to be ugly and violent. an extraordinary time in the middle east. >>> we begin with libya where the critical question is this -- correct checkmate or stalemate? how and why the coalition dominates the skies and how it's been employed against libyan forces. you're watching a british royal tornado bomber targeting and destroying a libyan battle tank. in a split second the tank turns into a ball of fire. this is why the obama administration hoped this campaign would be a quick checkmate and the fall of gadhafi. yet almost a week into the libyan campaign, it's increasingly looking like a drawn-out stalemate. gadhafi still shows no signs of relenting in his brutal war against his people, ignoring all calls for a cease fear. in ajdabiya and mi
PBS
Mar 3, 2011 12:30am PST
brega, they planned to head on. news of the attack 40 miles away reached us in the early morning. defenders started preparing for the possibility that gaddafi's forces would roll straight on and try to capture the space. -- this base. they were excited and nervous. defenders here have a few ancient russian takes -- tanks which the rolled out, older and less effective than the tanks which khaddafi forces are apparently using. many of these men are not just untrained volunteers. until a few days ago, they had been soldiers. the mood was defiant. "we have decided there is only one with for us to go," he shouted, "and that is the representative with forward." flying close by, and air force jet, probably russian built. this is the fourth attempt in 12 days to blow up the ammunition store. this is the entrance through which gaddafi troops are supposed to advance. people are very acceptable, as you can imagine. as it turned out, the gaddafi forces or not at the gates. they were still slugging it out at brega, where they had captured the airfield. at that moment, the plane came around fo
PBS
Mar 8, 2011 12:30am PST
range of companies. what can we do for you? >> and now, "bbc world news." >> president obama says the u.s. and nato are still considering their options for lydia, including military intervention. >> i want to send a clear message to those around colonel gaddafi. it is their choice to make how they will be held accountable. >> gaddafi's troops to retake territory after a day of sustained attacks. >> [inaudible] çquite a success for colonel gaddafi's army. >> the un says 200,000 people have fled the violence in libya. welcome to "bbc world news," broadcast on pbs in america and around the globe. washington reintroduce this military trials at guantanamo bay despite anç earlier promise to close it down. the party is over for the highest-paid actor on american television. charlie sheen is sacked from his, a program. ç>> the six gulf states includg saudi arabia have called on the un security council to implement a no-fly zone over libya. the un needed to protect libyan citizens. earlier president obama said the u.s. and allies are stillç considering a military response to the situation
WETA
Mar 7, 2011 6:00pm EST
back from this key coastal town of -- a key coastal town. the libyan forces used tanks and artillery. our world affairs editors sent this report. >> at dawn this morning, it was a media elite clear that the rebels enthusiasm and fighting spirit was fading. it has carried them 150 miles westward along the coast, beating colonel gaddafi's troops back. but other supply lines are stretched and gaddafi's troops are fighting a more friendly territory. we went with the rebels to the next town, which they attacked fiercely. but the offender's head -- the defenders had better weapons. when we went there, we found the rebels had faded away during the night. from a distance collies i checkpoint which we eventually decided was probably manned by gaddafi loyalists. it was. a couple of soldiers opened fire in our direction. >> keep your head down. >> we drove back hastily down the road to the important oil town captured by the rebels on friday night. today, far fewer of them were making a stand here. the rebels are being forced all the way back to ras lanuf. it has been quite a success for colonel
WHUT
Mar 16, 2011 7:00am EDT
themselves are not deemed to be too severe at the moment. aftershocks here in tokyo, people here are used to that. but add to that the combination of the threat and risk of nuclear plants, people are feeling alarmed. let's get the very latest >> the new tactic is to cool the reactor with a plan to dump water from above. it looks like a desperate measure. earlier there was steam billowing from reactor no. 3. >> workers have suspended operations. so, we have urged them to evacuate into a safe area. >> again, we have an emergency earthquake warning. >> the buildings are shaking at lunchtime. france told its citizens to leave the capital and get out of the country. british advice is different -- avoid all non-essential travel to tokyo. radiation levels are reported to be slightly higher, but nowhere near dangerous. temperatures in the area worst affected by the quake, essential supplies are getting through. but there are concerns about conditions in evacuation centers, many of which are packed. >> 850,000 households in the north of this country are without power and electricity at the moment.
CSPAN
Mar 8, 2011 9:00am EST
, that is the private sector sustainable kind of growth. now let us talk about the deficit and the issues of debt facing the economy. as all of you know what matters is what is our debt to gdp level and what matters is as the simpson-bowles commission revealed that is not what is important. conflating long and fiscal challenges with the deficit which is big this year is very dangerous because it leads you to do things that are not correct. we signed a tax deal in december in a bipartisan manner which was important. it gives payroll tax cut to encourage workers and encourage hiring. with incentives for education. all of those are important and everyone knew when they signed it, with 80 senators signing that deal, they knew it would increase the deficit in 2011. they're on the full growth path and a position to confront long run fiscal issues. and therefore we need to cut, in some sense running into this what the medium and long run programs are for the short run driven by the business. the president in the state of union outlined a budget that cuts discretionary spending down to a share of the economy no
CSPAN
Mar 18, 2011 7:00am EDT
, david applegate of the u.s. geological survey will discuss the threat of earthquakes and other july 6 -- your logic hazards. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2011] host: good morning, friday, march 18. we will open up the phone lines for your comments today on the story that is most important to you. we will put the phone numbers on the screen right away. unfolding news about the u.n. security council and possible air strikes against libya, and continuing crises in japan and the budget story at home. the most significant new was story. we will go to your phone calls right away to hear what is most important to you in a week of unfolding big issues. we will go to the newspapers as we are waiting for your calls. as you can see, britain, france, and the united states are lined up for air strike against coffee -- gaddafi. it suggests in the newspapers the airplanes may well immediately. "the chicago tribune" tells us american officials expect the united states would do the heavy lifting in a campaign that may includ
MSNBC
Mar 15, 2011 11:00pm EDT
europe as well. in the u.s., house democrats are calling on republicans on the safety issues possibly affecting american nuclear plants. we will have more on the questions being raised in the states later this hour. let's talk about this huge and very disturbing development, the 50 remaining workers leaving the plant. our chief sent correspondence is here. put into context this latest development. >> one piece of slightly good news at there were only taken out of their for 45 minutes. the cabinet secretary said that they had left the site. as soon as you left the site, there were a lot of news bulletins. they only work on for 45 minutes. until the radiation levels came down. apparently there is something more ominous. why didn't the regulation levels go up? the chief cabinet secretary said it could have been a breach in containment of reactor no. three. we have not heard much about reactor number three for a few days. there was a breach in containment of reactor no. two, the first breach of containment facility since chernobyl. >> people who don't do nuclear speak, help us understand.
PBS
Mar 10, 2011 6:00pm PST
to be an interceptive phone call, supposedly between the u.s. ambassador and a rebel general in the east. >> this is ambassador gene crist talking to you. >> what equipment do you have? >> it's not clear what exactly the american diplomat, if it was him, was offering. >> if they want to support the militia, do it. and we are not afraid. america, nato, france. it is our country. we live here, we die here. we will never, ever surrender to those terrorists. >> later in tripoli, colonel gaddafi's most prominent son addressed the quarters he called the real libyans. they were supposed to be libya's future, until the rebellion. as far as these people are concerned, that vision has been restored. the son will succeed the father. the rebels will be beaten. it feels like a victory rally. and he had a shot message for the rebels. we're coming. jeremy bowen, "bbc news," tripoli. >> nato has insisted that for a no-fly zone to be set up over libya, there would have to be strong regional support. on the diplomatic front, there has been a rather gloomy assessment in washington of the rebels' chance. th
WETA
Mar 28, 2011 6:00pm EDT
examining the experience is of those who have come to call the u.s. home. welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and also around the globe. in libya, state television is reporting you allied air strikes tonight, even as anti-government rebels) on what could be an important symbolic victory after a weekend of military gains. there have been moving steadily west, retaking towns they had earlier lost, moving from benghazi, the rebels are now in control of three other towns. the biggest victory could be the capture of sirte, colonel gaddafi's home town. >> taking the fight to colonel gaddafi's birthplace. rebels pounding targets near the town of sirte. a victory here would have huge the symbolic value. if the libyan leader cannot defend his home town, how long can he defend his regime? rebels said these were some of his supporters, mercenaries, they claimed, sent to kill, but defeated by poorly armed volunteers. we found rebel fighters racing to the front lines with a clear message for the libyan leader. a few weeks ago, a gesture like this would have gotten him killed. along the way, we
PBS
Mar 24, 2011 5:30pm EDT
not allowed us to go through there. many of the patients have been hit by snipers. conditions in the hospital are bad. some of the pictures are too disturbing for us to show. misrata is the last big town in western libya that is still in rebel hands. the airport where the libyan air force plane was shot down today and the main hospital seemed to be controlled by pro-gaddafi forces. the fighting today is said to have been censored -- centered on the port. the coalition bombed a couple of tripoli for the fifth night. these pictures were broadcast this morning on libyan television. the show military items burning. the government insists 18 civilians have died. according to libyan television, these pictures show injured civilians. today, the libyan authorities took journalists to see a funeral ceremony for civilians they say have been killed in coalition attacks. it has not been possible to confirm this. colonel gaddafi is still promising his supporters victory. a few days ago, there were signs that some were starting to get nervous. the intervention of the coalition has not been nearly as devast
PBS
Mar 29, 2011 5:00am EDT
, we would likely have to put u.s. troops on the ground to accomplish that mission. to be blunt, we went down that road in iraq, that is not something we can afford to repeat in libya. >> so rebels may be short of what they expected from the u.s. >> the timing of this speech has reinforced the sentiment transition in the military campaign of the americans pulling back their support role and nato taking command. and britain and france taking the initiative. >> and so it's destination london for hillary clinton, one of four highly powerful delegates to consider how all this might end and what sort of libya will emerge. steve kingston, "bbc news," washington. >> well, the one city still in rebel hands is misrata. and the pro gaddafi forces have been surrounding that city for days, bombarding it, and the humanitarian situation in misrata for some time has been described as dire. shortages of food and water and dozens of civilians being killed and hundreds being injured there. our world affairs john simpson reporting from libya was taken outside misrata to see what's going on there. here
CSPAN
Mar 1, 2011 4:08pm EST
an honest discussion about how are we going to reform a process that's gotten us into this fix? gotten us to the point where we're running a debt of 10% of g.d.p., where our total debt is screaming towards totally unsustainable levels. i can tell you the folks in pennsylvania know very we will that you cannot continue living beyond your moneys, as this government has done. i see this as a very constructive and important opportunity to begin to have there discussion about how we're going to get this process under croavment i appreciate the help from senator vitter and i will yield back my time to him. mr. vitter: i thank my distinguished colleague and again this amendment, as modified, simply says that if we were ever to reach the statutory debt limit for the federal government, then revenue coming in would go first to service two things -- social security checks and interest on the federal debt. so that would not put -- be put in jeopardy for months down the line. and the purpose of this amendment is to try to take, quite frankly, again, madam president, some of the scare tactics and some
CNN
Mar 17, 2011 7:00pm EDT
, candy. good evening, everyone. tonight major breaking news in two important global dramas. japan uses helicopters and water cannons in a desperate effort to cool fuel. and tonight there's word a new power line has been brought to the fukushima daiichi complex, but as friday dawns in asia, no sign of a major breakthrough and growing worries of two of the six reactors still in distress. >>> and first a major but belated commitment to stop the brutal march of gadhafi in libya. they voted to authorize not only a no-fly zone over libya, but also all necessary measures including military force to stop the government and mercenaries from slaughtering civilians. i'm told the pentagon and nato partners have contingencies that include air strikes to punish military units, leaving gadhafi's push on his strongholds in the east. now that the u.n. authorized sfors, the strikes could be carried out within hours if the president and his partners around the world issue the orders. cnn's richard roth track ad dramatic vote at the the united nations tonight. richards? >> john, u.s. ambassador to the u.n
CNN
Mar 16, 2011 6:00am EDT
for being with us. >> a lot to cover this morning. in japan, the number of dead and the level of fear are rising fast. here are the latest developments in what is likely to be the costliest natural disaster the world has ever witnessed. more than 3,700 have been killed. close to 8,000 people are missing following friday's 9.0 magnitude earthquake and tsunami. >> japanese officials fear it may have been caused by a breach in the containment vessel of reactor number three. officials are now bringing in helicopters to drop water into a cooling pond through the damaged roof of the reactor hoping to slow or stop any meltdowns. >>> for several hours last night, things grew so tense at the power plant, work was suspended and everyone there was told to evacuate. now, they've now returned to the facility. let's go to senior international correspondent stan grant live in tokyo with us this morning. they told everyone to leave and now they're back working again furiously to get the situation under control. >> reporter: yeah, absolutely, christine. the story today has been radiation. these worker
CBS
Mar 30, 2011 6:00pm PDT
in our backyard or in the field behind us. >> reporter: just before noon police caught one of the suspects. >> we did locate one subject hiding in an out building in an area where he was described to have fled. >> reporter: a rash of recent home invasions has neighbors here on edge. >> i think it is very scary especially when we have all these kids running around and playing and riding bikes. >> reporter: laura owns a daycare. >> came outside to see what was going on. and discovered all of this. >> did you send the kids home? >> no, but i have them locked up in my house and we keep coming out periodically to see what is going on. >> reporter: we are going to show you this surveillance video again. the neighbor didn't want to go on camera for obvious reasons because police are certainly looking at his videotape to try to catch these suspects. at this point right now two of the suspects are in custody. one of them is still at large. if you look at the videotape you can actually see the police car going down leeward street and then ramming into the jeep cherokee. the suspects
CSPAN
Mar 17, 2011 10:00am EDT
funding of national public radio and the use of federal funds to acquire radio content. it is time for american citizens to stop funding an organization that can stand on its own feet. long before any of the recent news stories on videos or the juan williams fiasco, i sponsored legislation in congress to pull the plug on taxpayer funding for n.p.r. i enjoy some programs on n.p.r., but i have long believed it can stand on its own. the pointed issue is not the quality or content of programming on n.p.r., the point is not the degree to which americans support the arts, radio news, and educational programs, the point today is whether government programs and services that can be funded privately or otherwise available in the private sector should receive taxpayer funding. . apart from constitutional concerns, as a country we no longer have this luxury any more. with the national debt over $13 trillion, the government can't simply to fund nonessential services. let me add that no one can really argue that these programs will disappear if americans are no longer forced to subsidize them w
CNN
Mar 17, 2011 6:00am EDT
to get these stricken reactors under control to try to bring the heat down. they've now enlisted the use of helicopters. there were four drops of water today before they abandoned that process. now they're using water trucks, one truck from the police and one truck from the military, to pump down the reactors, ongoing effort to get in there and sort out what is at the root of this problem, why they are overheating, how much damage is actually being done. at the same time, there is speculation about the radiation levels. yesterday they were so high that they had to evacuate the workers from the plant. of course there are 200,000 people who have been moved from their homes at a 20 kilometer, 12 or 13-mile no go zone around the plant. other countries are insisting it should be around 50 miles. in tokyo, people are heading for the exits, voting with their feet. they simply do not trust the information they're getting right now, the lines at the airport, the lines at the immigration department are ever, ever longer. right now the information coming from the government is the raidation levels
PBS
Mar 2, 2011 5:30pm EST
just a few weeks ago. >> i was told that i would be assassinated. >> the gunman kills two u.s. airmen on a bus in frankfurt. hello. it was the day that gaddafi loyalists seemed to be fighting back against the libyan uprisings in earnest, but now, the libyan leader's opponents look to be back in control. they bit off an attack by the libyan army unit with vastly superior weaponry, but at one point, they did have the upper hand. medics say at least 14 people died in the fighting. "bbc world news" editor reports from nearby. >> news on the attack reached us in the early morning. defenders started preparing for the possibility that colonel gaddafi's forces would roll straight on and try to capture this place. they were excited and nervous. defenders here have a few ancient russian tanks which they rolled out. older and less effective than the tanks the gaddafi forces are apparently using. many of the volunteers here are deserters from colonel gaddafi's army. their position could be particularly dangerous. but the mood is defiant. >> we have decided there is only one way for us to go, and
WHUT
Mar 18, 2011 7:00am EDT
for event jealousies that might include the use of force, including a -- eventualities that might include the use of force would require three steps that must be met. demonstrable need, regional clear support, and a clear regional basis. gaddafi's regime has ignored the u.n. security council that it stop the violence. his forces are now preparing for a violent assault on the city, benghazi, of 1 million people. they have begun air strikes in anticipation of what we expect to be a brutal attack using air, land, and sea forces. gaddafi has publicly promised that every home will be searched and that there will be no mercy and no pity shown. if we want any sense of what that might mean, we only have to look at what happened in zaria -- where tanks and heavy artillery were used to smash through a town with heavy loss of lives. human rights watch has catalogued the human rights abuses that are being committed in tripoli. now the people of eastern libya are faced with the same treatment. mr. speaker, that is the demonstrable need. second, a regional support. he said there must be a clear which f
WHUT
Mar 26, 2011 7:00pm EDT
in prison. >> the continuations of the policies the u.s. government has been using at guantanamo bay and other such sites and past has now come to american citizens. >> for an innovation in libya with the french philosopher who urged president sarkozy to take action there. and the editor of a pan arab newspaper. ♪ >> hello. at least 20 people have been killed in recent weeks as bahrain's sunni rulers backed by saudi led military force and to crush a month-long uprising by the tiny island kingdom's chez at -- shiite majority. the u.n. human rights organization set up to 100 people have been reported missing since the government began cracking down on the protests. before those protests even began, we were investigating the regime's attempt to stifle the opposition. here is his assessment of the current standoff. >> after four weeks of protests, on march 16, the baring police and army cleared the square. five protesters are dead. an estimated 100 missing. some arrested, some in hiding, fearing for their lives. there is a climate of fear across the shia community. since march 16 in th
CNN
Mar 21, 2011 6:00am EDT
>>> a lot happening around the world right here at home, as well. let's get you caught up. the u.s. and its allies pounding libya for a third day. 120 cruise missiles and counting. is this going to help keep moammar gadhafi from attacking his own people? >>> smoke rising from a reactor. workers evacuated. and now there are new concerns about radiation in the food supply. >>> and here at home, a major cell phone merger. the number two carrier poised to become number one. what this means to you. let's get started. "american morning" begins right now. >>> good morning, everybody. >> it's monday, march 21st. >> it's great to see all of you this morning. we're following two stories again, but major developments from where we left off on friday. >> breaking news from japan. >> smoke spotted coming from a damaged nuclear reactor. engineers are struggling there to prevent a meltdown after a devastating earthquake and tsunami earlier this month. let's get to anna coren. i understand it's now been evacuated. what's going on there? >> reporter: that's exactly right, ali. they thought they wer
CNN
Mar 7, 2011 9:00am EST
>>> all right. we appreciate you spending time with us on this "american morning." time to hand this over to atlanta. >> we will see you bright and early tomorrow morning. newsroom starts now with randi kay. >> i'm in for kyra phillips. the u.n. warning there could be more carnage in the days ahead. >>> a mystery in spain. a college student from the u.s. has been missing for more than a week now. his family desperate for answers. >>> a volcano in hawaii blows lava 65 feet in the air after the crater floor drops out. >>> new fighting rages in libya. control of the country hangs in the balance. more on that, but first, the reverberations to your corner gas station. you probably know gas prices are up. you may be surprised by how much. three weeks ago we were paying $3.18 a gallon, today the national average is $3.51 a gallon. the second biggest price jump ever. higher prices are on the way. christine romans is part of the cnn money team. good morning to you. >> good morning, randi. >> this is not just the uncertainty in libya, but the uncertainty in the entire region? >> that is r
MSNBC
Mar 2, 2011 4:00am EST
. you can also follow us on facebook and follow me at lawrence on twitter. "the rachel maddow show" up next. good evening, rachel. >> good evening, lawrence. >>> thanks to you at home for staying with us for the next hour. this right here? this is not a pipe. that's what it says there. this is not a pipe. and this over here? this is not about unions. got it? this is not a pipe, and this is not at all about stripping unions. governor scott walker of wisconsin got all crazy modern art on everyone today when he gave his by enyal budget address at the state capitol. an address for which he had to lockdown the capitol building and keep out thousands of protesters. you never would have known it from governor walker's speak. from his this is not a pipe of performance at that speech. for 15 days, wisconsinites by tens of thousands have been up in arms in protest against their governor's attempt to strip that state's union. looks like governor walker dramatically miscalculated when he picked this fight. also looks like the national republican party under the leadership of the guy that used to b
PBS
Mar 2, 2011 12:30am PST
not agree. >> they gave us pictures they failed to show us what happens. on friday, protesters tried to get into green square. security forces or shifting to kill. the regime says it will only open fire in self-defense. the protesters to stay away from state hospitals. gaddafi told the bbc that all the people loved him. not here. this is the grave of a 32-year- old killed last friday. he left a child and a pregnant wife. >>, the rebels in the east are preparing themselves for the possibility of a showdown with gaddafi. in a gauzy, there is the sort of men willing to volunteer, but there is no great enthusiasm for any military intervention by the western ties. >> everybody here -- they do not want military international. we saw what happened in iraq. >> further along the coast, there was more enthusiasm for the idea of a no-fly zone. for the rebels here, this guy is the danger. -- the sky is the danger. planes haveafi's been sent three times. everyone is scared that it will happen again. in fact, at two of the three pilots have been sent to attack have deliberately missed. that is released s
WETA
Mar 10, 2011 6:00pm EST
. >> libyan television had what seemed to be an intercepted telephone call, a supposedly between the u.s. ambassador and the rebel general. >> what they could endure others aboard do you need? >> but it -- what equipment or other support do you need? >> but it was not clear what was being offered. >> you will lose. we will win. america, nato, france, this is our country. we will never, ever surrendered to those terrorists. >> later in tripoli, gadhafi's son called for peace in the the real libya. this was supposed to be libyas future until the rebellion. as far as these people larkin cent, that future has been restored -- these people are concerned, that future has been restored. it feels like a victory ride. they had a sharper message for the rebels in benghazi, we are coming. >> barack obama's senior intelligence adviser told a senate hearing today that he does expect colonel gaddafi's forces to prevail. the u.s. is in direct contact with libya's opposition. france became the first country to formally recognize that the rebels. although diplomatic activity is intense, it is inconclusiv
FOX
Mar 17, 2011 7:00am EDT
on this thursday morning, march 17th, 2011. good morning and thanks for being with us. i'm steve chenevey. >> and i'm allison seymour. happy st. patty's day. you'll be getting a pinch later. >> because i'm not wearing green? >> that's right. actually, let's do it now. tony perkins is checking him out to see if we should pinch him later. >> that wasn't a very good pinch. >> i'll be getting one too. >>> good morning, happy st. patrick's day. it's going to be fine as far as weather goes. let's jump right in. here is your forecast for today. i think you'll enjoy it. we'll see a fine amount of sunshine and very nice conditions through the day with the high temperatures well above normal. look from highs ranging from 62- 66 degrees. here is a look at the satellite radar for today. there are a few clouds here and there. but plenty of sunshine for sunrise which occurs in just a little bit. no rain for today. next chance of rain is late friday night and very early on saturday morning. right now reagan national airport reporting a temperature of 45 degrees. regulartive humidity 74%. winds out of the northwes
PBS
Mar 9, 2011 12:30am PST
, they consider evee else as a renegade. they consider everybody is their enemy. they must kill us. these people have put their fingers in their ears so as not to hear. the fervent reaction to those listening to his words were clear for all to see. earlier, there was more evidence of the fighting that is putting his country. these pictures appear to show the situation a few days ago. government troops showing what they claim is rebel-held ammunition. rebel forces said the situation in the city is critical. with fierce battles taking place. >> we have got to prepare for what we might have to do if he goes on brutalizing his own people. i talked about the planning we continues and he does terrible things to his people. we can not stand aside and let that happen. >> missed british approach is something one politician has -- of this british approach is something one politician has welcome. >> i would also point out the assets gaddafi has are in a relatively small space around tripoli. a no-fly zone which is what the people of libya are putting four. >> i shall put the draft resolution to the boat. >
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